T Rex

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Ultra boost Achilles issue

Posted: Today at 00:31

The main issue with shoes is how high the back of the shoe/heel tab is - if high it can dig into the achilles tendon, especially when running downhill.  I've had achilles issues for 6 years on and off and I'm now careful to always buy shoes with low backs.

I'm getting on well at the moment with New Balance 860 (version 6) for road shoes.

Snowdonia Marathon 2016

Posted: 25/07/2016 at 19:52

How about a double Trail SNOD??

Snowdonia Marathon 2016

Posted: 25/07/2016 at 16:42

Didn't come across you, LG, but at the speed you were doing I wasn't likely to. You're certainly on the comeback trail.

Snowdonia Marathon 2016

Posted: 25/07/2016 at 16:37

Got back late last night from another wet weekend in Snowdonia with a car full of stinking kit and wet tent.

Found the SNOD trail marathon very hard going, especially the unexpected very technical section along the north shore of Llyn Gwynant between about miles 15-18.  Tree roots, rocks, and loads of mud.  The few people I saw in road shoes were having an extremely hard time along that stretch.

I was just thinking rather well of myself that I was managing to stay on my feet when right at that moment I went flying in one of the muddiest stretches.  I came out looking like the mud monster.  Fortunately there was a stream and small waterfall soon after to have a shower in.

Reaching the higher sections of the Pyg Track the conditions really set in.  I actually had to stop to put a rain jacket on which is very unusual for me.

The whole event was enjoyable, though.  It is just that it would have been a whole lot better with less rain and less wind, and to have been actually able to see the scenery!

Got round in a rather derisory 6h52.  A PW by quite a big margin.

Road ultra recommendations?

Posted: 20/07/2016 at 22:56

You don't mind hills, kc?  That's good - those last two hills in Connemara are called the Devil's Mother and the Hell of the West (which you can see looming up 7 miles away).

Road ultra recommendations?

Posted: 19/07/2016 at 18:56

DD - of course, how could I forget.  That's a 32-mile road race with, again, one or two hills.  That was my first ultra.  Good for novices but there is a cutoff isn't there?

Road ultra recommendations?

Posted: 19/07/2016 at 14:15

I would recommend Connemara ultra - 39.3 miles on quite country lanes in Co. Galway with a couple of hills in the last 13.1.  Fabulous scenery and a very well-organised event.  I've done it ten times and will be going back for #11 in Apr 2017.

Snowdonia Marathon 2016

Posted: 19/07/2016 at 14:10

I could do with some ideas - feeling a bit moribund at the moment.

I think I need to get out more.

Snowdonia Marathon 2016

Posted: 18/07/2016 at 19:10

Did someone say 75 miles??  I thought it was 75K.  I'd better go and check the website.

Snowdonia Marathon 2016

Posted: 18/07/2016 at 17:20

Good going, Chimney.

Not sure I'll be running down the Llanberis path in 40 minutes on Sunday, how about you LG?  And anyway we dive into some woods at the bottom - that will slow me down a bit, especially if I get lost.


I'm up for any weather, brer.  This 29C is catching me out at the moment, though.

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